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Taihaku Flowering Cherry*

Prunus serrulata 'Taihaku'

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Taihaku Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Taihaku') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Taihaku Flowering Cherry flowers

Taihaku Flowering Cherry flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Oriental Cherry, Japanese Cherry

Description:

A rare treasure among the Japanese flowering cherries, this variety is covered in showy white flowers in early spring before the leaves; stunning bronze bark, good fall color and artistic habit; an excellent specimen, needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Taihaku Flowering Cherry is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Taihaku Flowering Cherry is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Taihaku Flowering Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Taihaku Flowering Cherry will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features